Burnham's MP welcomes new child abuse inquiry appointment
MP Tessa Munt has welcomed the Home Secretarys appointment
of a New Zealand High Court Judge as the Chair of the government's
Statutory Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.
was among the original group of seven MPs who met to discuss allegations
of child sex abuse involving non-state organisations, public sector
institutions and individuals in authority, including paedophiles
operating from within Westminster.
who herself has previously experienced sexual abuse, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"It is pleasing to see progress being made after some setbacks.
I am sure the Home Secretary, Theresa May, is absolutely determined
to uncover the truth about these appalling crimes."
met with Theresa May before she delivered her statement about
the appointment of Lowell Goddard, and she kindly gave me advance
notice of her proposals. I am particularly pleased that the Home
Secretary has acted on my suggestion last July to appoint someone
from the Commonwealth to lead the Inquiry."
have been meeting the Home Secretary regularly since July last
year to offer my help and suggestions about finding a Chair for
the Inquiry. It is important to have someone who understands our
system, our administration and our language, but has as few links
to the 'establishment' as is possible."
Home Secretary has acknowledged the enormous scale of the problem
and that these are 'despicable crimes'. In Parliament, she acknowledged
that abuse is perpetrated now, in every town and village in the
UK. She recognised that although abuse may have occurred historically,
the effect and impacts can be life-long."
of the primary aims of the inquiry is to ensure that children
and the vulnerable are afforded the care and protection they deserve.